Thinking About Thinking

Email Signature Gone Wild

Posted in Pop Culture by larrycheng on March 2, 2010

This (sanitized) email signature came into my colleague today.  I can’t say I’ve seen anything like it. 

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[First Name] [Last Name]
CEO, Company Name
firstname.lastname@companyname.com

TEL:      +44 (0)xx xxxx xxxx [main switchboard]
TEL:      +44 (0)xx xxxx xxxx [direct]
MOB:      +44 (0)xxx xxx xxxx
FAX:      +44 (0)xx xxxx xxxx
SKYPE:    ‘companyname’

WEB:    www.companyname.com
You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/users/companyname
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/firstnamelastname
LinkedIn Group: http://www.linkedin.com/e/coolhandle
BLOG:   http://coolhandle.wordpress.com
Twitter (me): http://twitter.com/firstnamelastname
Twitter (company): http://twitter.com/companyname
Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/companyname/presentations
NING: http://companyname.ning.com/profile/coolhandle

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  1. Rob Go said, on March 2, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Now that’s what I call owning your online identity!

  2. Scott Kirsner said, on March 2, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    I sometimes wonder when the actual work happens when you spend so much time on your social media “presence.”

  3. Jason Y. said, on March 2, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    That is awful. I’m surprised they weren’t all bit.ly URLs so the sender could track click-thrus.

    USENET’s been facing awful sigs for decades. There’s even a newsgroup devoted to flaming them (see the alt.fan.warlord FAQ for more info http://linuxmafia.com/~rick/afw/)

  4. Gordon Zhu said, on March 2, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    This person would be better served by consolidating all these presences on a hosted domain site. Then he/she could simply have email + company site + personal site.

  5. Gordon Zhu said, on March 2, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    I found this post really funny because I wrote about a similar issue a few weeks ago:

    http://www.gordonzhu.com/2009/12/email-signatures/

  6. Change Agent Des said, on March 3, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    I agree with @ScottKirsner — when is any work supposed to get done!!

  7. Peter said, on March 5, 2010 at 10:42 am

    How does this person have any time to get work done?

  8. Peter said, on March 5, 2010 at 10:44 am

    oops. I guess I came late with that comment. Can anybody really calculate the value of all of these social media to their profession? I’m not really in any of them, but i wonder if it is really worth the time and effort?

  9. Michael said, on April 22, 2010 at 7:08 am

    lol wow. they could try using one page: http://myonepage.com/


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